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Day Of Quakes: Costa Rica, Panama, And Guatemala Affected

Earthquakes were felt in Costa Rica, Panama and Guatemala on Saturday.

Earthquakes shook through Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala throughout Saturday. Costa Rica suffered from a magnitude 6 earthquake earlier in the day. The epicenter was 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the Laurel community in Puntarenas province by the Panamanian border. Felt strongly on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, witnesses told CSEM/EMSC that the… Read more »

Costa Rica Shaken By 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake

After dealing with volcanic eruption all week, Costa Rica now plagued by earthquakes.

Costa Rica was hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday morning at 1:23 a.m., only hours after the first earthquake, 4.2 magnitude, interrupted Halloween celebrations across the country. The shaking continued, at various strengths, until nearly 6 a.m. The earthquakes prevented many residents of Costa Rica from sleeping and pre-empted All Saints Day, a… Read more »

A Small Earthquake Struck Las Vegas This Morning

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It’s time to build a new mega-casino in Vegas: The Tremor! A small (3.6 on the Richter Scale) earthquake was felt in Las Vegas early this morning. The Las Vegas earthquake struck at 3:11 A.M. local time this morning, according to The Arizona Republic. The earthquake’s epicenter was about 24 miles from Las Vegas, but… Read more »

6.0 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area [Breaking]

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the greater San Francisco Bay Area overnight on Saturday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The earthquake, which hit near American Canyon in Napa County at 3:20 a.m., was only about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. Nearby cities include that felt the earthquake included Napa and Sonoma, renowned for… Read more »

Earthquake In Ecuador Kills 2 Near Equator

2 dead, 8 injured in Quito Ecuador

A moderately sized earthquake rumbled Quito, Ecuador yesterday, leaving at least two dead and eight injured. At 2:58 pm, as the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the ground trembled for just under a minute, causing buildings to sway and rattle as the 5.1 quake caused mudslides and dust clouds. Centered 14 miles northeast of… Read more »

China Earthquake Death Toll Rises As Rescue Efforts Continue

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The death toll has risen to 589 in southwest China three days after an earthquake devastated Yunnan province on Sunday. According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the sudden rise in casualties comes as a result of delayed confirmation. This is a mountainous region, and the villages affected by this earthquake are remote and difficult to… Read more »

China Earthquake Kills 398, Injures 1,800 More

398 Dead, More Than 1,800 Injured In Yunnan Province

At 4:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, China suffered a major earthquake, the third to hit Yunnan province in a year. The BBC reports that at least 398 people have died in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake which ripped through the ground under Yunnan province on Sunday. The quake is the strongest to hit the region… Read more »

Mexico Earthquake: No Damage, 1 Fatality Reported From Veracruz Shake-Up

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At 5:46 a.m., local time, a strong earthquake shook eastern Mexico in an area that is very familiar with geological disruptions. Residents of the country felt the earthquake as far away as Mexico City, 260 miles (418 km) away, where it rocked buildings. The website Earthquake Report has said that the region experienced minimal damage… Read more »

Mount Fuji In ‘Critical State': Eruption Possible?

Mount Fuji is not only a national symbol for Japan, but also an active volcano that last erupted in 1707

Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji is in a “critical state,” according to researchers, leading to fears that an eruption may be imminent. The highest point on the Japanese archipelago and a national symbol, Mount Fuji is constantly monitored by the government, due to its nature as an active volcano. Fujisan, as the Japanese call it, has… Read more »

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Through Arizona [BREAKING]

Around 10pm Saturday a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook through Arizona.

Saturday night, just before 10pm, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook through southeast Arizona. It was reported at a depth of 5 kilometers. The U.S. Geological Survey has noted it is likely the second most powerful earthquake ever felt in Arizona. “Arizona has experienced earthquakes before,” said U.S. Geology Survey geophysicist Jana Pursley. “There was a… Read more »

Fukushima Radiation A Threat In America?

Could radiation from the Fukushima meltdown make it to US shores?

Radiation from the recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima could be making its way to the American Pacific coast. As a result of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, in March of 2011, a tsunami wiped out the power grid at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, turning off cooling pumps… Read more »

Los Angeles Earthquake Shakes Westwood Neighborhood in California

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An earthquake of a 4.7 magnitude struck Los Angeles this morning. The United States Geological Survey says the California earthquake was centered 5 miles north to northwest of the Westwood neighborhood. Firefighters are currently reviewing the area where the Los Angeles earthquake hit to determine damage. So far, no reports have been phoned in by… Read more »

Powerful Earthquake Hits Chile, 100,000 People Evacuated

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A powerful earthquake that hit the Southern American nation of Chile has led to the evacuation of over 100,000 people from its coastal regions, reports AFP. The earthquake was measured at 6.7 on the Richter Scale and struck at 6:16 pm local time. The US Geological Survey had earlier measured the earthquake to be of… Read more »

Carla Gugino Joining Dwayne Johnson In ‘San Andreas’

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Carla Gugino, has been cast as the female lead, opposite of Dwayne Johnson, in the upcoming action-packed earthquake movie, San Andreas. According to The Wrap, Carla Gugino’s character will be the ex-wife of Dwayne Johnson’s character – a special-operations firefighter. The plot involves “The Big One” hitting California. Afterwards, both Dwayne and Carla’s characters must… Read more »

Kefalonia Earthquake Wrecks Buildings, Injures People On Greek Island

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An Earthquake hit the Greek island of Kefalonia on Sunday, wrecking buildings and roads and causing some minor injuries to local residents. Authorities reported that the Kefalonia earthquake reached a magnitude of 5.8 and rocked the small island. The Geodynamic Institute, based in Athens, the capital of Greece, said the earthquake’s epicenter was 175 miles… Read more »

Oklahoma Earthquake: 4.5 Magnitude Quake Rocks The Sooner State

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An Oklahoma earthquake occurred today at 12.10 pm and shook residents in an area about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It registered 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. People in Wichita and Kansas also reported feeling tremors from the earthquake. Keli Calin, from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said that, fortunately, no injuries… Read more »

Earthquake In Greece Reveals Underwater Damage [Video]

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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Greece hit Crete on Saturday and the effects of earthquakes in the area are now being virally discussed thanks to a chilling underwater video that was first posted in November 2010. The recent earthquake was reported to have a 6.4 magitude according to the US Geological Survey, while the Athens… Read more »

Sumatra Earthquake Death Toll Estimates Rising In Indonesia

Sumatra Earthquake Death Toll Estimates Rising In Indonesia

The Sumatra earthquake rattled the northern tip of Indonesia’s islands. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Indonesia has been suffering from a haze blamed on forest fires. The haze even caused an economic hit. Now the Sumatra earthquake in Indonesia is just making things worse for the country. The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the… Read more »